US announces Syria troop withdrawal as Trump says IS group ‘defeated’

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WASHINGTON D,C, United States of America

US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US has defeated rebel group ISIS in Syria and he announced that his troops will withdraw.

He said: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,”

We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed in a statement later on Wednesday.

“These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its campaign,” Sanders added.

Earlier in the day, officials in the Trump administration told US media that they were considering a total withdrawal of US forces from the Middle Eastern country.